Dividing the House

Dividing the House

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Committee Clerk Fergus Reid on divisions

MPs debate political issues and vote on changes to the law in the House of Commons. But why are votes in Parliament called 'divisions'? Fergus Reid explains.


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About this interview

Twelve MPs were interviewed to appear in MP For A Week, our online game designed to support the teaching of citizenship and political literacy.

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